Scientists say they could be close to finding another planet able to support life. The news comes after researchers report discovering 60 new planets near Earth. And according to Independent, a team of international scientists found 54 more potential planets, making that 114 planets total. At least one of those planets could be similar to Earth, with conditions able to support life.
Researchers say one of the exoplanets, known as Gliese 411-b, is a hot “super Earth.” It has a rocky surface and is in the fourth nearest star system to our own. Scientists believe this could suggest that all the stars near Earth have planets orbiting them — and those too could be like Earth. READ MORE